Sports Studies

This qualification offers learners the chance to develop different types of skills through largely practical means. The Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies gives learners the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance.

They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Students will expect to develop a range of skills by studying Sports Studies such as:

  • Contemporary Issues in Sport looking at issues affecting participation, promoting values, major sports events and NGBs.
  • Developing Sports Skills  -participation in one individual and one team sport, officiating and performance analysis
  • Sports Leadership –responsibilities, planning & delivering sports activities, evaluating performance.
  • Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities –different types of activities, the value of participating,  plan & participate in activities.